If you’ve been feeling low on energy and irritable, low testosterone may be the underlying problem that you don’t feel like yourself. Though it’s completely normal for testosterone production to decline as you age, you don’t have to struggle with symptoms. Absolute Healthcare in Spring Hill, Port Richey, and Tampa, Florida, offers testosterone injections to alleviate your discomfort. Call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth consultation online today to learn if you can benefit from testosterone therapy.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone. While women can produce testosterone, men produce more testosterone than women. In the same way, men produce some estrogen (the female sex hormone), but in less quantities than women.
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers, which are responsible for complex and simple bodily processes. Testosterone has an important role in men’s sexual development and reproductive health.
During puberty, testosterone levels rise and cause a variety of changes in men, including making their voice deeper and allowing them to grow more facial and body hair.
Throughout adulthood, testosterone continues to help regulate sperm production and libido (sex drive). It also affects other processes in the body, including mood and energy. This means that low testosterone can affect much more than just your physical health.
Many men experience symptoms as a result of low testosterone, but some men also experience little to no symptoms.
It’s normal for testosterone production to gradually decline starting at age 30. Your experience with low testosterone may be different from other men, but in general, symptoms begin between the ages 40 and 60.
When low testosterone causes symptoms, you might have:
Age-related low testosterone is also known as male menopause. Like menopause, male menopause develops as a result of the normal aging process and hormonal changes. However, it doesn’t mark the end of childbearing years.
High blood pressure and diabetes are some conditions that can cause similar symptoms to low testosterone. Your provider at Absolute Healthcare can determine the underlying cause of your symptoms before recommending testosterone injections.
During your testosterone therapy consultation, your provider reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms. They may also order blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels.
Once they diagnose you with low testosterone, they can recommend testosterone injections. Your provider injects artificial testosterone to restore normal levels.
Testosterone injections are ideal because they’re injected directly into your bloodstream. Additionally, testosterone replacement therapy can be tailored to your medical needs and lifestyle.
To start feeling more like yourself again with testosterone injections, call the nearest Absolute Healthcare office or book an in-person or telehealth consultation online today.